I’m not the only one across the blogosphere to notice that the Material Girl collection from Madonna and Lourdes that launched in the US yesterday looks very, very like butterLondon. In fact, not only are the bottles virtually identical but some of the colours, too. Shabby, shabby. I’ve known Nonie Creme, Creative Director for butterLondon for years and years so know the blood, sweat and tears that have gone into the range, so I really feel for her that creators behind Material Girl couldn’t have come up with something of their own. Anyone can copy, but few can create. butterLondon have issued a statement that reads:

“We were first alerted to the Material Girl range by our very passionate brand fans and supporters, although we have not seen the product in person.  We have invested substantially in creating a product that is easily recognisable to consumers and that consumers associate with us, as they rely on us for the most up to date colours. These colours are created by our Founding Creative Director, Nonie Creme as a direct result of her work with leading designers at Fashion Week (both in New York and London). We take the protection of our intellectual property very seriously and will investigate our options.  We respect the intellectual property rights of others and would hope they would do the same. “
Leslie Freytag, President and CEO
buttter LONDON

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Material Girl Line up. Image from www.bellasugar.com



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